This class is designed for 1:1 interactions between caregivers and walkers up to 24 months. One year olds love to wander and listen while they explore, and caregivers can help them participate while on the move. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
This class is designed for three and four year olds, to prepare for a school environment. Children are learning how to participate in groups and engage independently, while listening to longer books and more challenging concept games. Caregivers are encouraged to attend. Limit: 30. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served.
This class is designed for two year olds with caregiver support. Two year olds are learning how to sit, listen and interact with the storyteller, and often still need assistance from caregivers to feel successful. Longer books and imaginative games are paired with more complex stories and rhymes to reinforce at home. Limit: 25. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
This energetic program is designed for children of all ages, with caregiver support. The importance of music and movement in pre-literacy is emphasized in this new program that will get everyone up on their feet and singing with loud enthusiasm.
Join us at Maze to read and discuss mysteries, mostly detective mysteries, in both series and non-series form. Bring your lunch if you wish. Cookies and coffee served along with great discussions. This month's book is Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky.
Copies of Indemnity Only will be available at Maze Branch a month before the discussion. Library book discussions are open to all who are committed to reading and talking about books.
This class is designed for children with special needs ages 3 and up, with caregiver support. Classes are structured with Boardmaker schedules and include fun picture books and songs, along with fine and gross motor movement activities. Special supports like lap weights and fidget toys are available to help children be successful. Siblings welcome.
This lapsit class is designed for 1:1 interactions between caregivers and pre-walking babies, birth to 15 months. Short books are selected to keep babys attention, and songs and rhymes are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Babies will learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.